WADe Asia is driving stage for Women-drove Development in Architecture, Art and Design! WADe is about documenting the expansion of women in the field of Art, Design & Architecture. It also provides a complete platform for women in artistic interest to interact with each other and to be awarded for their hard work.
With a Focused Goal and burning desire , WADe ASIA Architecture & Design event had created history as countries’ most excellent design and Architecture talents assemble at one place for 2 Days, 31 August and 1 September 2018 at the Hotel Pullman, New Delhi.
Attained this status in just 3 years is not something much less than Awesome. Vast Amount of work and Great amount of Sweat had gone into building a foundation of WADe, but the essential thing is eagle eye on a goal to acknowledge women-led development in Asia. This unbelievable steak of 1100+ delegates is achieved in merely 2 days!
WADe Asia was sheared up by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHD), Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Bhutan Institute of Architects (BIA), Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE) and Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA).
Belonging to the group of dreamers known as Bigsea Marcom (I) Pvt Ltd, which is the most momentous & most significant stage in India when it comes to Building & Interior Designing, WADe Asia is the dream of the founder Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief of Surfaces Reporter magazine, and beautifully implemented in collaboration with research by Bigsea Market Research, wholeheartedly working in this domain to ensure Right Content, Communication and Connect with right people !
Objectives of WADe Asia:
* Ensuring visibility of Women-led projects
* Bridging Mentorship between Leading & Aspiring Designers
* Standing by those who want to come back to the profession
* Encouraging, Sharing & Learning through Research
* Celebrating the Life, Work & Achievements
* Rewards & Recognition
This legendary platform grabbed the positive attention of all top notch media houses in the last 3 years. NDTV, The Hindu, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran, Property Times, Economic Times, ET Now, Archiparlour Australia, Spaces Nepal and many other big houses have done coverage WADe Asia profusely.
In last 3 editions, WADe Asia received an immense response with involvement from more than 20 states of India, with guests & representations from Sri Lanka, London, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Dubai, Australia, and Thailand. The age range of participants this year ranged from 16 – 84 years!
The ratio of the male is to female in WADe is about 40:60. Which is in itself is an incredible fleet. Top architects from India were part of this remarkable event, including Ar Sonali Rastogi from Morphogenesis, Ar Namita Singh from Chandigarh, Ar Yatin Patel, Ar Prashant Sutaria, Ar Sunil Patil, Ar Manish Kumat, Ar Vivek Gupta, Ar Babu Cherian and hundreds of other Big Name from the field.
WADe Asia is about the coming of a whole fraternity to celebrate Women-led Development. World-renowned legendary Architect Raj Rewal graced the event with his special message for the fraternity and also played the film with his work, ‘Indian Modernity’ by Manu Rewal.
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The National Apex Centre, which was rooted in 1905, is a vibrant national apex chamber, working at the ground level with strong national and international linkages. The Chamber acts as a channel in the endorsement of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its focused research and policy advocacy role positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation.
WADe Asia is privileged to have the association of PHD Chamber which has selected WADe to launch its PHD Women Entrepreneurs Committee with Tripti Singhal as the Chairperson, Vertica Dvivedi and Priyanka Suresh Raina as the Co-Chairpersons. It was commenced by the president of PHD Chamber, Mr Anil Khaitan.
There was funding from the Government ministries including National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and NIESBUD.
Indian Institute of Architects teamed up with WADe Asia to organise a Special students workshop on designing public spaces which are comprehensive and safe. It was a colossal success.
The contributing partners and sponsors of WADe ASIA were as follows. Orient Bell and CIAMBIZ are the Top Associate Partners of WADe ASIA 2018, the most noteworthy event in Asia supporting and celebrating Women-led Development in Architecture, Art and Design. ZEE BUSINESS is WADe Asia’s media partner of the year. Aditya Birla’s Ultratech Cement is the Built Space Partner of WADe Asia 2018.
Our Top Co-associate partners: Greenply, Sesa Plates, Wipro Lighting, Wall Greens, Alstone, Virgo Group, Airolam, Super Surfaces, AICA Laminate, AIS Glasxperts and Godrej Interio are the Conference Partners.
WADe Asia’s media partners and supporters are from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Australia including Spaces Nepal; ADA, Pakistan; Archiparlour Australia; Surfaces Reporter and Feministaa will be covering India for WADe Asia.
WADe Asia is proud to be related with all the #WADePartners and also focused higher & powerful alliance in. Vertica Dvivedi, the initiator of WADe Asia, said, “I am glad to see how the fraternity is coming together to support women-led development & design. Aspiring young girls in design are braving many fronts to be a part of WADe from various big & tiny towns of India. Stalwarts of the industry are asking how they can help us in our objectives while partners are valuing WADe Asia beyond business. Thank you all for supporting women-led Development in Asia. WADe is proud of all the winners and the supporters.”